My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Pennsylvania Railroad

"PRR" Diesel Runs Through to the Left Coast

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
3
Author:
Craig Walker
Description:
NS Heritage engine #8102 makes it to California.

48th Annual Meeting Report

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.4 Winter 2016
Page:
10
Author:
Ralph Weischedel
Description:
The 48th Annual Meeting of the PRRT&HS was held May 19-21, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill, Pa. Includes many photos taken at the meeting, including of contest models.

70 of My Best

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 38 No.4
Page:
56
Author:
William V. Russell
Description:
The author took many personal photos of aspects of the PRR. This article shows 70 of his photos that include lots of steam locomotives, a few diesel and electric engines, a Doodlebug, and passenger and M.O.W. cars. Also photographed are the Preston, MD and Harrington, DE passenger depots.

A More Complete History of the Chartiers Branch Part 1

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.4
Page:
34
Author:
Doug Mahrer
Description:
This installment starts by covering the history prior to the branch receiving its name, and then starts the description from Carnegie west to Bridgeville. Includes lots of photos and diagrams.

Airway Limited Postscript

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 37 No.4 Winter 2004
Page:
47
Author:
Chuck Blardone
Description:
A follow-up article on the Summer 2003 issue's article, sharing more info.

Birthday Photograph of the Curve

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 37 No.4 Winter 2004
Page:
37
Author:
unknown
Description:
A reprint of "The Pennsy" Volume 3 No. 11, December 1954 issue reporting on the 100th anniversary of the Horseshoe Curve. Includes many photos, including the 6,000-lightbulb night-time photo lighting up the entire Curve.

Duffy's Cut Marker Dedication

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 37 No.4 Winter 2004
Page:
14
Author:
Rev. Dr. J. Francis Watson
Description:
The author and his brother set out to have a marker made and a book written about the tragedy that killed 57 Irish immigrant workers employed by a contractor named Duffy who was building for the PRR.

Duffy's Cut Marker Dedication

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 37 No.4 Winter 2004
Page:
15
Author:
William E. Watson
Description:
A transcript of the speech Bill Watson gave that the marker dedication ceremony.

Duffy's Cut Marker Dedication

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 37 No.4 Winter 2004
Page:
16
Author:
Al Buchan
Description:
A transcript of the speech PRRT&HS president Al Buchan gave that the marker dedication ceremony.

Horseshoe

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-09
Page:
46
Description:
Describes the famous Horseshoe curve near Altoona, PA, and includes several prototype photos and a drawing of the relative location of the curve.

Horseshoe Curve 150th Anniversary Celebration, July 4, 2004

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 37 No.4 Winter 2004
Page:
23
Author:
Dan Cupper
Description:
Fireworks and light-show were held at the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, PA. Includes many photos, followed by several pages of the Curve over time.

Joe Gallino Jr.

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.4
Page:
64
Author:
Ken Kobus
Description:
The author interviews the son of Joe Gallino Sr, who was a PRR fireman, engineman, road foreman, trainmaster, superintendent, and chief engineer. Both Joes worked for the railroad at the same time for a while.

Kicks in a Pennsy Tower

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-02
Page:
36
Author:
John Page
Description:
The author enjoyed time with Bill Smith, a relief operator at the PRR's Latrobe tower. The story captures his impressions of all the activity.

Port Columbus Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 37 No.4 Winter 2004
Page:
44
Author:
Dick Jacobs
Description:
Report about the weekend of July 8-11, 2004, Port Columbus Airport Terminal celebrated the 75th anniversary of the joint PRR-TAT train-airplane venture for travel between New York and the West Coast. Includes many current-day and historical photos.

Prototype Info

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-07
Page:
116
Author:
Paul Schmidt
Description:
When Norfolk Southern and CSX divided Conrail, they established two holding companies: NS set up Pennsylvania Lines LLC (hence the initials "PRR" on newer engines), while CSX set up New York Central Lines LLC (NYC).

PRR Shops and Yards at Dennison, Ohio Part 2

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.2 Summer 2016
Page:
41
Authors:
Ed Swain & Gary Rauch
Description:
This last part of the article covers the new Dennison engine facility, the 1922 strike. Includes photos and track arrangements, and engineering drawings of the roundhouse.

PRR System Class vs. AAR Mechanical Designation

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 03 October 2003
Author:
Al Buchan

Runaway GG1 #4876 Crashes Into Washington Union Station

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 37 No.4 Winter 2004
Page:
49
Author:
Bob Martin
Description:
This is an account of the runaway train wreck at Washington, D.C.'s Union Station on January 15, 1953. Includes many photos, and copies of newspaper articles, as well as a color photo of the rebuilt engine in November 1953.

Station "FK", Franklin City, Virginia

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 38 No.3
Page:
51
Author:
Lee Burbage
Description:
Photos of the station, the Chincoteague Bay railroad traffic, PRR #1611 day coach, railyards at Georgetown, Delaware, current day photographs of the remains, many timetables, and a cornfield meet in the early 1920s.

The Co-ordination of Rail and Highway Transportation

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
73
Author:
J.F. Deasy
Description:
The PRR Vice-President's testimony before the ICC on March 4, 1931. Has photos of PRR C-class containers being loaded onto PRR FM class flat cars.

The Doak Family and PX5444

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
26
Author:
George Foster Doak, Jr.
Description:
The author recollects his memories of his family's involvement with the PRR. The family lived in Carnegie, PA.

The East Wind

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 38 No.4
Page:
10
Author:
Chuck Blardone
Description:
The East Wind train ran from Philadelphia and Washington to New England, a service that was started in 1940. The train itself was carried by several railroads. The article includes the complete history of the train, many photos of the train in action, a map of its routes, PRR press releases, the 1940 schedule, and brochures. The last half of the article includes diagrams and photos of the passenger cars that made up the train, including interior photos.

The Great Dynamite Wreck

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 37 No.4 Winter 2004
Page:
61
Author:
Abram Burnett
Description:
On the night of May 11, 1905 near Harrisburg, PA, an eastbound train's box car, filled with dynamite, derailed and was subsequently clipped by a westbound train, causing the content of the box car to explode. This short article includes three photos.

The Landscapes of the PRR Part 4-2A

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 31 February 2006
Page:
6
Author:
Al Buchan
Description:
This part of the Natural Regions and Terrain covers the Coastal Plain Province.

The Landscapes of the PRR Part 4-2B

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 32 March 2006
Page:
7
Author:
Al Buchan
Description:
Discusses and shows the topography of the state of Pennsylvania with an emphasis on The Piedmont.

The Landscapes of the PRR Part 5-1

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 31 February 2006
Page:
10
Author:
Jack Consoli
Description:
This installment covers the PRR stonework masonry. It discusses in great length the idea and application of casting your own masonry for bridges, including individual bricks. Includes lots of prototype and model photos.

The Landscapes of the PRR Part 5-1

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 32 March 2006
Page:
11
Author:
Jack Consoli
Description:
This installment of the PRR stoneworks masonry (this being part 2), covers bridge piers, stone arch bridges, and tunnel portals. Includes lots of prototype and model photos. Also includes a discussion on how to cast your own stone work.

The Pennsylvania Railroad and the Civil War

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 38 No.3
Page:
9
Author:
Ivan E. Frantz, Jr.
Description:
The PRR was 15 years old at the start of the U.S. Civil War. The article describes the PRR's involvement in the Civil War. Photos and artists' renditions include: May's Bridge by Lewistown, Logan House in Altoona, Horseshoe Curve in the 1860s, Harrisburg train station, U.S. Military R.R., Potomac Creek wooden trestle bridge in Virginia, testing a prefabricated Herman Haupt truss bridge, design diagram of PRR Rockville bridge, Calvert Street Station in Baltimore, Angel's Cut on the Cumberland Valley Railroad near Hagerstown, Maryland, 1864 photo of Northern Central's 4-6-0 #78, Cumberland Valley RR's locomotive #14, Harrisburg viewed from across the Susquehanna River, replacement bridge near Hanover Junction, Hanover Junction rail traffic (Civil War and today), U.S. Army hospital in York, PA, Lincoln Funeral Train in West Philadelphia, and bridge over Sherman's Creek near Duncannon.

The PRR in Juniata County, PA Part 1

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.2 Summer 2016
Page:
14
Author:
George Pierson
Description:
Many photos and history of the county, covering Durward, Thompsontown, Vandyke, Tuscarora, Mexico, and Perrysville/Port Royal.

The PRR in Juniata County, PA Part 2

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.3 Autumn 2016
Page:
68
Author:
George Pierson
Description:
This final installment covers Patterson/Mifflin, Denholm, and Lewistown Narrows/Hawstone.

Timeframes

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2005-04
Page:
50
Description:
A photo of a Pennsy YB class scale test car 490395.

To The Racetrack by Rail: PRR Race Train Service in Maryland

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.4 Winter 2016
Page:
20
Author:
Frank A. Wrabel
Description:
A detailed history of how people were transported to the horse racing tracks at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Includes many photos, track plans, and period advertisements. Also covers the tracks at the city of Havre de Grace, Delaware Park, Monmouth Park, Atlantic City Racetrack, and Bowie.

Two Civil War Railroaders

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 38 No.3
Page:
29
Author:
Herbert C. Archdeacon
Description:
Article talks about Thomas A. Scott, Vice President of the PRR, and Herman Haupt, Chief Engineer of the PRR. Haupt later took over the engineering challenge in Virginia